"The crisis started in the US, but Europe is where it might turn into catastrophe."Dude, I totally appreciate that you have to get the attention of your readers, but isn't this probably a bit...drastic? I am sure if you only wait for a couple of months, catastrophe is going to be exactly the right term to employ, but you have to slowly build up the tension. I mean, after catastrophe, the only way to make it sound even worse is "apocalypse" or something, right?
Financial Times: Eastern crisis that could wreck the eurozone, February 22, 2009